It’s one of the Fort Worth’s busiest weeks of spring, straight off the heels of the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival to the anticipated return of the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival. But there are plenty of other tasty happenings around town this week, ranging from a 12-course meat tasting dinner and a chuckwagon supper to a yoga at a distillery and a brisket smoking class. Cheers to spring and Cowtown’s culinary scene.
Monday, April 4
Chefs for Ukraine at Wicked Butcher
On Mondays in April, the downtown underground steakhouse will donate 50 percent of its sales to World Central Kitchen, chef José Andrés' nonprofit that provides meals to refugees not only sheltering in Ukraine but those who are arriving in nearby Poland, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, and Spain. Reservations may be made between 5-10 pm.
Tuesday, April 5
Meet our Meat at B&B Butchers & Restaurant
Indulge in 12 exclusive courses of cellar-cut meats during this new guided tasting series at the Shops at Clearfork steakhouse and butcher shop. Happening only once a month, “Meet our Meat” is a rare tasting opportunity that lets guests nosh their way through various dry-aged cuts leading up to the holy grail of beef — A5 certified Kobe beef. Wine pairings are included in the $375 per-person price (plus tax and gratuity). Dinner begins at 6:30 pm and will take place in The Butcher Shop.
Wednesday, April 6
Luckybee Kitchen and Sugarman’s Pop-Up Dinner
Culinary queen Jenny Powell-Castor will share her delicious dishes with guests at Sugarman’s, the sleek, still newish bar inside Hotel Revel. The four-course dinner will feature aged gouda crème brulee with crispy prosciutto, miso caramel glazed shrimp, sesame soy glazed beef short rib, and a smoked raspberry almond torte. Each course will be paired with a whiskey craft cocktail from the bar. Tickets are $120 per person and dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, April 7
Willamette Valley Wine Tasting at Wine Haus
The friendly neighborhood wine bar and bottle shop will feature Willamette Valley Vineyards during its Thursday night flight night. Guests can taste a Pinot Gris, Rosé, and Pinot Noir. The price per person is $16 for three 3-ounce pours, and the wine tasting will run from 6-8 pm. No reservations required.
Friday, April 8
Nash Farm Chuckwagon Supper
The working 19th century farm located in downtown Grapevine will host an authentic farm supper, featuring Texas flavors paired with Texas wines. The meal is $98 per person and includes all fees and a souvenir. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, April 9
30th Annual New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail
There’ll be wine tastings all along Main Street in historic downtown Grapevine after the Blessing of the Vines, a European tradition to ensure a bountiful harvest. The $45 per-person passport ($50 on the day of) includes a souvenir wine glass, and three tastings and hors d’eouvres at each participating winery. The blessing will be at 10 am in Grapevine’s Main Plaza, and the event will run until 4 pm.
Yoga at TX Whiskey Ranch
Stretch and sip at Whiskey Ranch during this hour-long Saturday morning yoga class with views of the downtown skyline. The $10 per person fee includes the class and a TX cocktail to enjoy afterward. The class will begin at 11 am, rain or shine.
Neutral Ground Brewing Company First Anniversary Party
The Race Street brewery will celebrate its first birthday with limited-release beers, barbecue, T-shirt printing, and an artisan market with DJ music organized by nearby Creatively Beaut Goods. The all-day party will run from 2-10 pm.
Sunday, April 10
Brisket U at Hop & Sting Brewing Co.
Become a certified backyard pitmaster after a three-hour course at this Grapevine brewery. Brisket U instructors will introduce barbecue lovers to the art of smoking meats, including the quintessential Texas brisket. Learn how to select meat, trim it, rub it, and manage a firebox to smoke it before finally slicing it. The class is $89 per person and will run from 11 am-2 pm.